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Re: [OM] OM-2000 modification : I did it.

Subject: Re: [OM] OM-2000 modification : I did it.
From: John Hermanson <omtech@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 18:33:22 -0400
Sure, replacing the strap is okay, its a user part, but modiffying how the
camera operates, technically is tampering and voids the warranty.  You would
only get away with it if noone can tell that you did something.   Taking parts
off the camera that had been glued on, or screwed on, removing same to alter
the operation of the camera is tampering.
(There was no passage in the instruction book on how to disable the release
lock, right?)

I bet there was no real harm done, I'm just  looking at how a warranty station
might react.

John

Frank van Lindert wrote:

> On Thu, 25 Jun 1998 19:42:56 -0400, John Hermanson <omtech@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>
> >Nice trick.  But it would  only have the warranty because no one can tell
> >it had been taken apart, right?
> >
> >John
>
> Oops. If warranty would be voided by a small reversible modification
> like this even without opening the camera, then you're right, John.
> I realize that I don't know exactly what does void the warranty and
> what modifications are allowed. Replacing a strap will be fine, I
> guess and replacing a lens must be OK as well ;-) but what is the
> limit between allowed and forbidden?
> If no Olympus tech can tell a camera has been 'tampered' with... it
> hasn't, at least not in a blameworthy way ;-)
> Now that's my personal philosophy, of course.
> If I ever have to exercise the warranty rights I will send another
> message: OM-2000 modification: I undid it.
>
> Frank.
>
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